Progress in the NNPDF global analysis and the impact of the legacy HERA combination

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The H1 and ZEUS collaborations have recently presented their final results for the combination of inclusive cross-section measurements taken during Run I and Run II at the HERA collider. In this contribution, following an overview of recent progress in the NNPDF framework, we quantify the impact of the legacy HERA dataset on the NNPDF3.0 analysis, finding that it has a very moderate effect in the global fit. On the other hand, we also find that a HERA-only fit using the legacy dataset leads to a rather more accurate determination of PDFs as compared to a fit including only the HERA-I data. We also explore the sensitivity of the fit with respect to kinematical cuts in the small-x and small-Q region, finding hints of a possible tension between data and theory.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015

Bibliographical note

9 pages, 8 figures, to appear in the proceedings of the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics 2015 (EPS-HEP 2015), Vienna, Austria, 22nd to 29th of July 2015


  • hep-ph
  • hep-ex


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